4/05/2016 ***** Shushanik P. North Hollywood, CA
I have been going to Jinky's Studio Cafe for many years now, but this is my first time writing a review. Let me first say that I live soooo close to this restaurant and don't know why I don't visit often. I love this place, their food and service.
On 04/02/16 I was craving a juicy burger and the 1st place that came into my mind was Jinky's. (don't know why) after a long day at the laundromat, I got so hungry and decided to call and see how late were they open. it was around 9:20pm on a Saturday. Since they were open til 11p., I said ok, I am for sure going there tonight.
Went in and was greeted by Jason P. He seated me right away and gave me their menu. Now, let me tell you guys that their menu is MASSIVE AND EXTENSIVE. You can choose anything from breakfast to lunch to dinner and drinks.
I have tried almost everything on their menu throughout the years that I have been coming to this lovely restaurant. It has a nice, big patio and inside seating that can fit a lot of people. I have never had a bad experience with Jinky's.
My waiter Jason was very nice, friendly and took my order right away and brought it out within 15 minutes of me waiting. I was STARVING!! I got their plain salad, calamari, a cheeseburger with onion rings and water. Everything tasted beyond my expectations. Just DELICIOUS! Also a shout out to the music that they were playing in the restaurant. Loved every song from the 80s and 90s.
Which made my dining experience even better. Restaurant is clean, cozy, but kind of old looking. It kind of needs a little remodeling, but doesn't really bother me, because everyone is so nice and the most important part is the FOOD.
I should remember about this place and come here more often....especially when it is so close to home. :) Thanx Jinky's. Love your breakfast by the way. Will be back very soon. Keep up the good work and the chef that makes these delicious foods.
3/23/2016 ***** UkMuse United Kingdom
After our hotel breakfast bill nearly bankrupt us, we took the advice of someone on the pier to come visit Jinky's for breakfast. Great non-fussy breakfast menu. It opens really early too (around 6am?) when the rest of Santa Monica doesn't seem to wake up until after 10am. Go early to get a seat, it gets much busier at 9am. Great for kids too.
3/23/2016 ***** WestSussexGooner West Sussex, England
Obviously the most popular breakfast place in Santa Monica - especially Sunday morning - 30 min wait !
Great choices - traditional American fare and great pancakes
3/14/2016 ***** Pamela E. Arvada, CO
This place was recommended to us by a Harbor Police Officer we stopped to ask if he knew of a good place to have breakfast within walking distance of the Santa Monica Pier.
The food and the service was so great that we went back the next morning!!!! I would highly recommend the Mac and Cheese Breakfast. It was so good my husband ordered it both mornings.
I need to mention an employee who was exceptional!!!! The customer service we received from Adrian was unbelievable. We were not sitting in his station but he refilled our coffee, got us water and removed our plates when we were done.
When I visit Santa Monica again, I will be sure to stop there for breakfast!!!!!
3/02/2016 **** Kathleen W. Los Angeles, CA
I absolutely dig this little breakfast spot in Santa Monica. Their menu is quite extensive so be prepared for lots of options. My go-to option is the eggs florentine with potatoes. So delicious! I've never had to wait for table but this place does get very busy on the weekend so go early! Staff is super friendly. I don't like however there is only one bathroom for male and female. Definitely give this place shot if you're in the area.
2/8/2016 ***** Michelle D. Delray Beach, FL
Great food and reasonably priced! Very cute little cafe with healthy and unique omelet options
2/3/2016 **** Heather F. Santa Monica, CA
I ordered the protein salad. The protein part was great but the lettuce was really wet, that was a bummer. My daughter had amazing chicken tenders and French fries. Waitress was OK, the other people helping were great!
2/2/2016 ***** Clare T. Santa Monica, CA
This became our favourite breakfast spot. Big menu, great service cooked perfectly every time and very convenient from our hotel Ocean View.
1/26/2016 **** Nathalie E. Santa Monica, CA
Breakfast at Jinkys around the corner from Ocean View hotel.
Scrambled eggs with tater tots and a side of toast.
Ate here in June, 2015. Had the Jinkys potatoes then. If you like hot and spicy food then you will enjoy them. I did not so this time went with the tater tots.
Generous portion sizes with all meals. Friendly and prompt service. Booths are a tight fit if you are carrying extra weight. Opt for a table and chairs instead. Prices are similar to other cafes and restaurants in the area.
But, the bonus here is that if you are staying at The Ocean View Hotel, show your room key and you will receive a 10% discount on your bill.
TIP: Get there early as this is a popular place to eat. It fills up fast.
1/24/2016 ***** Janay M. Gramercy Park, Los Angeles, CA
Came here yesterday at got breakfast. I got the buttermilk pancakes with Strawberry/Banana/Chocolate chip toppings on it. It was really good. I would have liked a little less chocolate chips but overall my stomach was happy. Came across this little place while shopping.
My server was a lifesaver as I left my bag from Apple and he flagged me down before I left to give it back to me. Whew! 5 stars just for saving me money of having to replace my purchase!
1/23/2016 **** Amy R. Santa Monica, CA
We enjoyed a delicious breakfast here this morning. My parents were in town visiting so we wanted to check out a new breakfast place. I normally try to avoid restaurants in the heart of tourist chaos, but we went early (around 8am) and it was quiet.
The waitress was great. Two of us ordered dishes with their chili. They have like 20 different types of chili, which is pretty incredible. My step-dad was interested in the level 10 heat spicy chili. The waitress brought him a few samples to ensure he was ok with the heat before bringing the actual dish. I thought that was nice touch.
Very yummy overall and they deliver!! We will definitely be having a chili delivery night here during the winter.
1/19/2016 ***** Lillylock Chicago, Illinois
Went here solo for breakfast and felt very comfortable. There were so many items on the menu. Workers were friendly & fantastic. I only waited a few minutes for my food and it was delicious.
1/15/2016 Sarah B ***** Santa Monica, CA
Excellent place for breakfast. Delicious food and huge variety! Wish we could've also tried the lunch menu which had huge healthy options also.
1/14/2016 Samernana ***** Santa Monica, CA
Delicious food , different kinds of eggs, and itâ€™s plenty food in the plate . The price was good and the people their awesome.
1/10/2016 **** West Coast C. Manhattan Beach, CA
Good service. Great food. They have excellent vegan and vegetarian options. We ordered the chili omelet with tofu for my vegan husband and I ordered the veggie delite omelet for myself.
1/9/2015 ***** Andrew P Santa Monica, CA
Ate here early for breakfast, Sunday morning. Service was friendly, food was very creative and good. Would definitely visit again.
1/7/2016 ***** Cindie P. Cypress, CA
I had the lox benedict, and it was delicious. Although the restaurant was busy, the food came quickly and our party of 6 was served very well. Will definitely return
1/5/2016 ***** Sumire O. Malden, MA
I had breakfast here when I visited Santa Monica. The classic egg Benedict was awesome! And a server was really handsome here ...lol
1/5/2016 ***** Euro_hopper19 Southern California
Inexpensive breakfast food--but arrive after 9 am on holidays and be prepared to wait. Some wait staff are fantastically speedy; some not so quick. But very reasonable for the area.
1/5/2016 ***** WSFamily050 Western Springs, Illinois
Perfect walk from our hotel (Loews) and great good. Unfortunately, service was a little rough but the food made up for it. Would definitely recommend.